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Digital issue July/Aug 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A — Europe & UKType…

Analysis: ADVEO still on downward slope

Unfortunately, Q1 numbers weren't pretty for European wholesaler ADVEO, with total sales 17.8% lower than Q1 2017 at €107.2 million…

Advertorial: Supplies Network

OPI speaks to Greg Welchans, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Distribution Management and Supplies Network, about creating more cost-effective,…

How To: Managing in a crisis

In the first part of this guide in the May issue of OPI, I talked about the importance of being…

AI assistants head to the office

A report by US-based IT professional network Spiceworks has revealed the rise of digital assistants in the workplace. Artificial intelligent…

Analysis: Office Depot’s transformation gathers pace

As anticipated, the acquisition of IT support and repairs company CompuCom in October 2017 set the wheels in motion for…

Analysis: Which road will Essendant take?

At the end of February, US business products wholesaler Essendant reported a set of challenging 2017 financial results, with sales…

EOPA: The class of 2018

Held for the 17th time in 2018 and for the fifth time as part of OPI’s invitation-only Partnership event at…

How To… To tweet or not to tweet

As we all know, Twitter is a social networking service where users post and interact with messages – tweets –…

Advertorial: How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Category Update: Problematic paper

Last year proved to be a challenging year for the paper industry. Overall demand continued to decline and predictions are…

Vendor Profile: Rationalise to optimise

One of the world’s best-known brands, HP, has long been recognised for its focus on innovation. In fact, the company…

Category Update: What’s cool in school?

The educational supplies sector is a huge global industry that’s expanding in large parts of the world. This is particularly…

Big Interview: The full (Canadian) package

Denis Mathieu, President of Novexco, is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the Canadian multichannel operator when his…

5 mins with… Ricardo Ferreira

What’s your life philosophy? E pluribus unum – ‘out of many, one’ – which highlights the importance of teamwork both in…

Final Word from Skip Ireland

COS Business Products & Interiors is a mid-sized company in Chattanooga (TN) in the US. We are 77 years old…
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EOPA 2018 Professional of the Year winner

Congratulations to Quantore Managing Director Arnold Theuws on being named Professional of the Year at the 2018 European Office Products…

How to reach the top

OPI: Top-selling brand is a bold claim. How do you back this up?Paul LeBlanc: We start with data from market…

Big Interview Xtra: Cezary Monko

 OPI: Can you give us an overview of the company as it is now in terms of the number of…

Spotlight: Do the write thing

Stabilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments. The family-run German company forms part of the Schwan-Stabilo…

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UK distributor enters administration

UK IT and EOS distributor Beta Distribution has gone into administration, OPI has learned. Rumours began circulating at the end…